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Parody has been around for a long time (as have parodies) and is here to stay. It is a great form of satire and can be very effective in getting its message out to a wide audience. But what is it? The word “parody,” which comes from the Greek “to make a fool of,” is often used to describe a work that imitates the style of another work, sometimes as a form of satire or humor. Parodies are often created to make fun of or criticize the original work, and can be as simple as changing the lyrics of a popular song to make fun of a person or a situation, or as complicated as an entire new movie with a similar plot, but different character names.
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but it seems like two of the biggest names in the entertainment industry are always getting in trouble: Eminem and The Onion. Eminem is usually in the news for controversial lyrics, while The Onion’s biggest controversies revolve around false stories that make people believe the news outlet actually reported that a man chewed off another man’s ear. What do the two of them have in common? They’re both parody.
Let’s get some Parody related Quotes – 🙂
“Parody is homage gone sour.”― Brendan Gill
“You can parody almost anything.”― Bruce McCall
“Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.”― Vladimir Nabokov